Red Ridge Sponge |
The Red Ridge Sponge is one of the rarer ocean sponges from the Atlantic. Their size can be from a few inches to over 3 feet wide. Natural suspension feeders, filtering food from the water. Phytoplankton foods bring out lot's of color. They are very helpful in filtering aquarium water. They can withstand a wide temperature variation and they last indefinitely in the marine. Like other Sponges, the Red Ridge Sponge feeds on bacteria and detritus that it filters from the moving water. This is why water movement is crucial to their survival. Sponges can usually tolerate changes in water temperature with no ill effect, but they may be sensitive to drastic changes in salinity.
The Red Ridge Sponge requires moderate light and moderate water movement to survive. Many beginning hobbyists loose sponges because they do not provide enough light or water movement. The Red Ridge sponge shape can vary quite a lot, but all pieces look unique and beautiful.
The most critical concern when receiving your sponge and placing it in your aquarium is that it can never be exposed to air. The air becomes trapped in the sponges channels that line the inside of the sponges body. With trapped air blocking the channels, the food has no pathway for the sponge to eat, which starves the sponge, ultimately killing the sponge.
Food & Supplements:
To keep your sponge healthy it will require supplemental feedings from any of the available liquid Plankton Foods and other foods made up of dissolved organics.
Level of Care:
Approximate Purchase Size:
Small 1-1/2" to 3"; Medium 3" to 5"; Large 5" to 7"